Nudus Lipstick Swatches – Amalia, Dreamtime & Ruby Rose

If you happen to follow me on Instagram you might have seen a while ago that a company posted my image without my consent or acknowledging me. I was so fortunate that they responded when I contacted them. I’m really grateful that they understood my perspective as a blogger. We take the time to photograph,…

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Nudus Lipstick Review & Swatches

Nudus are an Australian company with a range of high-end lipsticks. Their colour pigments are based on Ayurveda, which is an ancient Indian healing system. The website states these lip colours are: A unique handcrafted lipstick blended with certified organic ingredients. beautifully pigmented with ancient ayurvedic bioactive colour extracts, leaving your lips soft and deliciously…

September Favourites

September Favourites – Featuring Gressa, Adorn Cosmetics, Noyah and RMS Beauty

My List of Cruelty Free and Natural Makeup

These brands cannot be considered strictly vegan, as they do use beeswax. I still use beeswax and honey for skincare, because it is extremely effective for my sensitive skin. I do however find it annoying when companies say they are vegan, yet still use it in their products. This means that a consumer has to…

Carmine is More Than Just a Bug …

Specifically, it’s an insect called the cochineal and it is harvested, crushed to a powder, which is treated with an ammonia or sodium carbonate solution, filtered and then treated again to create the deep, vibrant red. In fact it’s not just red. Depending on the processing pink, red, purple or orange can also be achieved. It takes about…